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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Crises Roil ISIS, Iraq, Iran, Israel

Crises Roil ISIS, Iraq, Iran, Israel

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIAL November 7, 2019

The always tumultuous Middle East is on overdrive, with several major crises exploding at the same time. The instability on several fronts can be grouped underthe heading of the Four I’s: ISIS, Iraq, Iran and Israel.Consider these recent developments...

Robert A. Cohn is Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the St. Louis Jewish Light.

Don’t allow terrorists to regroup in Iraq

By Robert A. Cohn, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus July 19, 2017

he apparent routing of the Islamic State, or ISIS, in the Iraqi city of Mosul and a similar outcome expected in the Syrian city of Raqqa have been greeted with an almost eerie silence by all but a few media outlets.Richard Engel, the longtime chief foreign...

Strange Badfellows

Jewish Light Editorial June 8, 2016

“Tell me thy company, and I’ll tell thee what thou art.”— Miguel de CervantesIf the reports this week are true that Hamas supplied weapons and other support to ISIS in its assaults that killed dozens in the Egyptian Sinai, then what shreds of...

Monumental Victory

Jewish Light Editorial April 6, 2016

It seems strange to welcome news about a victory by Syrian dictator Bashar Assad’s army, but its taking back control from ISIS control of the ancient city of Palmyra is indeed a welcome event.ISIS marauders had received worldwide condemnation for their...

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